Pollination & honeybees: What we have achieved
The results or products of the Global Pollination Project and Honeybee Forage Project in South Africa will include:
- Scientific papers on pollination and pollinators
- Landscape-level management considerations for the two pollination regions
- Case studies or profiles of farmers or beekeepers
- Capacity building material to enhance learning on pollination and pollinators at various levels
- Public awareness materials
- Specimen data
- Recommendations for pro-pollinator policies.
As the results of the project become available, they will be loaded onto SANBI's Biodiversity Advisor website, linked to the tools already existing on the Advisor relating to biodiversity information. This page will continue to be updated with links as the results become available.
Meeting and Workshop Reports:
- Minutes of the 15 April 2011 National Steering Committee meeting
- Minutes of the 4 November 2011 National Steering Committee meeting
- Minutes of the 16 May 2012 National Steering Committee meeting
- Report of the Nov/Dec 2012 National Steering Committee meeting
- Honeybee Forage Project stakeholder workshop 14 April 2011 - report
“About the projects” documents:
Case Studies / Profiles
Many farmers and beekeepers in South Africa undertake innovative practices relating to pollination issues, and it is unfortunate that we cannot profile more. We hope that the profiles/case studies that we have chosen to present here are understood as being just some of the many interesting practices that could inspire discussion and consideration, and not as the championing of any particular practice or person.
Capacity Building materials:
- Booklet - Pollinators in Africa: understanding is the first step to protecting
- Poster - Pollinators of South African Crops (full-size for print version available on request from Carol Poole)
- Poster - Honeybee Forage as an Ecosystem Service InfoGraphic (full-size print version also available from Carol Poole)
- Film clip (17min) - "The Buzz for Food"
Use this LUCID Key to African Bee Genera as an online tool to help identify bees (you will need Java on your machine to make use of this online tool).
Join the Mendeley group for the African Pollinator Initiative to network with others that are interested in pollination and pollinators.